PLASTIC OFFICE CRATES VS. CORRUGATED OFFICE MOVING BOXES (TOTES): The Characteristics of Each
When you do an office move, the type of cartons you use to transfer your goods is a big decision. Which type of cartons should you use or should you use a combination? Here are 2 types of cartons and the properties of each.
PLASTIC OFFICE CRATES:
Plastic Office Crates are environmentally friendly.
They are plastic and reusable for years.
Plastic Office Crates are durable and water resistant.
The carton holds its integrity no matter how it’s packed and although you can’t pour a bucket of water on top and expect a perfect seal if the crate is set on a wet spot, it won’t get mushy and blow out.
Plastic Office Crates are Easy To Fit Together.
They stack on top of one another and on specially made 4 wheel dollies neatly and tightly so handling and pushing is easier.
Plastic Office Crates are Convenient.
If rented the vendor will provide a delivery and pick up service.
Plastic Office Crates are Potentially Less Expensive.
Each crate (at a similar cost) is larger than a corrugated office tote.
CORRUGATED OFFICE BOXES (TOTES):
Totes Can Provide Flexibility.
Since you can purchase them a month or more before your move if you like, you can take your time when packing. Plastic office crates (if not purchased) are usually rented on one week durations (or the cost goes up).
Totes are a Long Term Option.
Since you own totes long term or archive type storage is usually better suited to totes.
Totes Can Potentially Be Easier To Lift and Handle.
Since a tote is generally 2.0 cubic feet and a plastic office crate is usually a minimum of 3.0 cubic feet, totes hold less so they potentially can be lighter.
Totes Aren’t Difficult to Dispose Of.
A phone call to a local moving company will usually result in a free pickup since the mover can reuse the cartons for other customers.
Totes are Easy to Work around before Packing.
Since they come to you flat, totes don’t take up a great deal of space in your office before they are unfolded for use.
Both are viable options when doing an office move, and I would probably recommend a combination of the 2 types depending on the different needs within the office.